Business Recorder (20/09/2021) - KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures extended losses on Monday, hovering near an 18-day low touched in the previous session, as prices were pressured by a sell-off in rival edible oils due to a rapid progress in the U.S harvest season.
The benchmark palm oil contract for December delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange slid 77 ringgit, or 1.81%, to 4,184 ringgit ($999.04) a tonne during early trade.
Earlier in the session, the contract tumbled up to 5.37%.
· The market is awaiting the Sept. 1-20 export data by cargo surveyors due later in the day.
o Favorable weather over the weekend boosted US harvest, while exports remain capped by terminals on the US Gulf Coast that continue to struggle with power outages and hurricane-led damage as the country heads into its busiest export season.
o Soyoil prices on the Chicago Board of Trade were down 0.9%. The Dalian exchange is closed until Tuesday for a public holiday.
o Palm oil is affected by price movements in related oils as they compete for a share in the global vegetable oils market.
· Palm oil may bounce further to 4,323 ringgit per tonne, as it seems to be consolidating within a wedge, Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao said.
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